Pop-Up Jesus (Mission Dolores)

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Famed for his knowledge of Scripture, St. Anthony is the patron saint of finding lost objects. At Mission Dolores in San Francisco, here a little Jesus pops up out of the book that the saint carries in his hand. Part of a side altar, they date back,  I believe, to 18th century colonial Mexico. Like all things pop-up, this sculptural figure conveys a strong element of surprise. I’ve never seen this iconographic form; as always, if you know better, please chip in and I’ll update the post.

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish though and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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